Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries

Ed Vaizey MP

Biography

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010. He is the Conservative MP for Wantage and Didcot.

Education

Ed was educated at Merton College, Oxford.

Political career

He was Shadow Minister for the Arts from 2006 to 2010.

Career outside politics

After university he worked as a political researcher, before training and practising as a barrister. From 1996 to 2004 he was director of a public relations company. In 2004 he became a political speech writer.

Personal life

Ed is married with 2 children.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries

The Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries is responsible for the following policy areas at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport:

  • broadband, spectrum and telecoms
  • culture
  • heritage and the built environment
  • internet and creative industries
  • libraries
  • media
  • museums and galleries

Announcements

by Ed Vaizey MP

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  1. UK and China sign Film Co-Production Agreement

    • 23 April 2014
    • News story
  2. One in four homes connected to superfast broadband

    • 16 April 2014
    • News story
  3. Video games tax relief passes final hurdle

    • 7 April 2014
    • News story
  4. New heritage provisions help those looking after listed buildings

    • 7 April 2014
    • News story
  5. Spoliation Advisory Panel rules on return of Constable painting

    • 26 March 2014
    • News story
  6. Library comparison reports published

    • 24 March 2014
    • News story
  7. UK backs US over ICANN internet move

    • 21 March 2014
    • News story
  8. UK broadband coverage better than European rivals

    • 12 March 2014
    • News story
  9. William Sieghart to chair panel to produce independent report on England’s public library service

    • 8 February 2014
    • Press release
  10. Painting deemed "National Treasure" may leave UK

    • 7 February 2014
    • News story

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